With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
You want to make the grade this week, Apple Refurbs? You have to bring at least $200 savings to this party. We aren't looking at anything lower than big slices off the ticket. So if you're looking to save some serious dough (and you can turn around and get software, cases, accessories, whatever with your savings), then you've come to the right place.
You already paid big bucks for your iPhone, iPod touch, and/or iPad. You shouldn't have to max out your credit on cases and add-ons for it, too. (Save some dough for apps!) Instead, check out our gallery of 20 handy iOS accessories for under $20. There's bound to be something you'll want to drop a Jackson on.
Until Apple starts cranking out iPhones in colors other than black and white, cases are the best way to add a splash of color, and low-cost cases like Cygnett's $19 Vector (which comes in purple or black) let you change up the color as often as you change your shoes.
The Protector Case is not fancy -- it's just a silicon skin for your iPhone 5, kind of boxy, with less-than-elegant grippy patches that cover Jony Ive's gorgeous diamond-cut chamfer. But it wins points for its low price (just $14.99) and compatibility with the wide, flat Apple Lightning to 30 Pin Adapter.
Nobody tries to drop their iPhone, but the darn things are so easy to drop. So smooth, so thin, so constantly in our hands -- and occasionally on the ground. Today in the name of science I dropped my iPhone 5 on the carpet, on lineoleum, and even once I concrete. It didn't break. Some of that is luck -- any drop can break a phone if it lands juuust right -- but some credit also goes to the double-layer Superleggera Pro case.
Your iPhone, with its music, GPS, and myriad fitness apps, is a great workout partner, once you solve the problem of where to keep it while you're working up a sweat. Griffin's Trainer armband (also available for iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod classic) fits the bill for under $20.
iPhone 5 cases were a bit on the scarce side right at launch, but now they're multiplying faster than tribbles. We're going to review every case we get our hands on, and we'll keep this gallery updated as we do. From simple silicon skins to rugged drop-proof tanks to blinged-out jewel-encrusted cases, we've got 'em all.
After two days of wandering Moscone West, in the end it didn't matter much that Macworld is a smaller show than it used to be: my feet are just as sore, my pockets as full of business cards, and my notepad just as full of cool products I'm looking forward to reviewing. Check out this gallery of the best things I saw.
Baby, it's cold outside. But you need to use your iPhone to get directions to somewhere warmer. Luckily, Moshi's Digits touchscreen-friendly gloves can keep your fingers toasty while you tap and swipe and poke and point. Enter to win a new pair of Digits gloves, plus other great Moshi gear and accessories, after the jump!